accessibility & help

January

Wheelchair service helps residents on Shetland

29 Jan 2014

Residents on the wet and windy Shetland Islands know help will be at hand if they take a tumble, thanks to our wheelchair loan service.

A boy carrying bags of clothes

British Red Cross on standby to help Syrian refugees

29 Jan 2014

The British Red Cross is ready to support 500 Syrian refugees set to be brought to the UK in a humanitarian evacuation.

Dollis Dolls at their nail bar

Nail-painting girls brush up on first aid

27 Jan 2014

Our first aiders recently visited a community nail bar that’s helping young people in an area affected by violent crime.

Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer speaks to women

Syrian conflict "a cycle of despair"

22 Jan 2014

A global Red Cross and Red Crescent leader has called the Syrian conflict a cycle of despair

Emergency response volunteer and injured man

Volunteers help in search for missing child

17 Jan 2014

Our volunteers were today (Friday) called in to support emergency service workers and members of the public searching for a missing three-year-old in Edinburgh.

Woman getting care from volunteer at a refugee centre

Don’t “demonise” asylum seekers, warns British Red Cross

10 Jan 2014

The British Red Cross has warned against irresponsible reporting by some media outlets relating to a report on the provision of housing for asylum seekers.

People queue in Bindura at a food distribution centre, coordinated by the Zimbabwe Red Cross.

Red Cross sends help as millions face food shortages in Zimbabwe

17 Jan 2014

The British Red Cross has pledged £25,000 to help prevent a humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe where more than two million people are facing food shortages.

A woman holding bags of food

Tesco collections for Typhoon Haiyan smash record

10 Jan 2014

Volunteers fundraising at Tesco stores around the country raised a record-breaking £628,000 for the British Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan appeal in just two days.

Volunteer talking with client

A third of Britons believe they lack support in a crisis says British Red Cross as it launches campaign to help people

20 Jan 2014

Over a third of people in the UK do not have support networks to turn to in a crisis, the Red Cross has found.

Two children stand in front of some rubble

Haiyan recovery looks to the future

08 Jan 2014

Work to rebuild communities in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan moved up a gear this week, as the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement began planning for years of recovery projects.

A Red Cross worker standing behing a vehicle full of sandbags

Red Cross helps families affected by storms and flooding

07 Jan 2014

British Red Cross volunteers were called into action as storms brought flooding to many regions of the UK.

Red Cross volunteers prepare food during the First World War

Did your relatives volunteer during the First World War?

03 Jan 2014

We’re digitising the records of all those who volunteered during the First World War – that’s almost a quarter of a million people.

Donated Land Rover Defender with two men in a village

Land Rover commits to extend award-winning partnership

13 Jan 2014

Land Rover will provide £15 million-worth of support to help thousands of vulnerable people over the next five years, and expand an award-winning global partnership.

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